Friday, April 16, 2010

in which world war two propaganda is relevant

Currently stranded in London over the weekend because of a volcano (A VOLCANO!) and won't be back home in time for next week's classes. I think "the dog ate my homework" now has a new rival for excuses regarding unfinished school work. Luckily I had the clairvoyance yesterday to a buy a 'Keep Calm and Carry On' jumper from Selfridges, which I am now wearing in an attempt to ward off stress. What an incredible situation, I've been bouncing between laughing and crying about it since I found out last night.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

plato's atlantis

Oh you know, just hanging out in Paris wearing an Alexander McQueen dress.
When I saw a rack of McQueen clothes hanging in the Printemps Department Store here, I just knew it would be so special (actually, bittersweet) to own a piece of this fashion history. The dress is gorgeous - better picture on its way once I get back home - and one of those things you want to have on display rather than wear for fear of damaging it. Either way, it's obviously a keeper.

Anyhow it's my last day in Paris today (the worst part about coming to Paris is leaving it, I've had an incredible time). I'm leaving for London tonight, staying for three days and then heading home. I love traveling and all but I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! Not long to go now.

Friday, April 2, 2010

greetings from canakkale!

Due to being Travel Girl at the moment, I have little to no time to look at nor share pretty things over the internet. Right now I'm in a beautiful hotel in Eceabat, Canakkale (Turkey) after about about a week in this amazing country (so far I've been to Istanbul and Cappadocia) and about a week to go before Europe. However I do have uni work to do before getting back home (a big assignment is due the day I get on a plane back to Australia; god teachers are horrible) so hopefully I can procrastinate by blogging to some extent!

Also: in this Photobooth photo (note: it took me about ten minutes to get a half decent photo since the sun was so bright and we were about to leave the hotel in Goreme so I was rushing, not to mention the hotel owners thought I was insane wandering around the terrace with my laptop posing every few minutes) I'm wearing my Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony "giraffe print" furry sweater which cost me an absolute fortune and was worth every penny. First time wearing it today and it kept me very warm and shed absolutely everywhere so I've left a beautiful trail of orange and black fur from Istanbul all the way here. You can't really make out the gorgeous backdrop of the photo - 'fairy chimney' rock formations, or so they're called - but they're incredible and I have about fifty photos of them on my SLR which I'll update with when I get home. Turkey really is one of the most amazing places I've been to. I easily identify with the European side of things here but there's another flavour that is so different and special. I can't wait to explore a bit more and buy a few dozen more unnecessary trinkets and bags and carpets and cushion covers and and and ...